Corps Values: Honor, Courage and Commitment

Marine Corps Values,  Honor, Courage and Commitment

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As a highly motivated United States Marine – everyday I strive to uphold the Corps Values:  Honor, Courage and Commitment – that were instilled in me when I became a Marine, when I earned the title.  These three (3) Corps Values make up the bedrock of the character of each individual Marine and of who I am as a Marine.  They are the foundation of my Corps.  Handed down from generation to generation they have made the United States Marine Corps the most respected and revered fighting force on the planet!

  Honor requires each Marine to exemplify the ultimate standard in ethical and moral conduct.  Honor is many things; honor requires many things.  A U.S. Marine must never lie, never cheat, never steal, but that is not enough.  Much more is required.  Each Marine must cling to an uncompromising code of personal integrity, accountable for his actions and holding others accountable for theirs.  And, above all, honor mandates that a Marine never sully the reputation of his Corps.

Courage:  Simply stated, courage is honor in action — and more.  Courage is moral strength, the will to heed the inner voice of conscience, the will to do what is right regardless of the conduct of others.  It is mental discipline, an adherence to a higher standard.  Courage means willingness to take a stand for what is right in spite of adverse consequences.  This courage, throughout the history of the Corps, has sustained Marines during the chaos, perils, and hardships of combat.

Commitment:  Total dedication to Corps and Country.  Gung-ho Marine teamwork.  All for one, one for all.  By whatever name or cliché, commitment is a combination of (1) selfless determination and (2) a relentless dedication to excellence.  Marines never give up, never give in, never willingly accept second best.  Excellence is always the goal.  And, when their active duty days are over, Marines remain reserve Marines, retired Marines, or Marine veterans.  There is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former-Marine.  Once a Marine, always a Marine.  Commitment never dies.

Marine Corps Values: Honor, Courage and Commitment

Marine Corps Values Card, Honor, Courage and Commitment

15 Crazy Easy Ways to Burn More Calories & Drop Weight Fast

With summer fast approaching and your bathing suit tormenting you from the closet I know you want to drop a few pounds in the next few weeks right? Of course – who doesn’t?!

Here are 15 crazy simple ways to burn more calories and lose weight easily and quickly:

1. Go to Miguel’s Boot Camp in Thousand Oaks

2. Take the stairs

3. Triple your water intake

4. Do intervals (sudden bursts of speed or intensity in your cardio)

Get in Bedroom Shape Now!

In my recent blog post "Being Fat Sucks" we covered a bunch of reasons why unhealthy bodies lead to unhealthy minds and unhealthy lives. But one of the biggest challenges people seem to face is not being in good bedroom shape. Not feeling sexy or attractive is detrimental to your relationship with yourself, your partner and definitely inhibits intimacy. I mean, let’s face it – we don’t just want to work our butts off to be in good shape – we want to be in good bedroom shape and look better naked!

All too often I hear from clients that their weight, stress, exhaustion and body image issues are preventing them from really enjoying their bedroom time with spouses or partners.  Embarrassment from weight gain or lack of energy and libido are usually due to a lack of exercise.

Get in Bedroom Shape Now with Thousand Oaks Boot Camp

The thing is, these are easy problems to fix – if your “Why is BIG enough” (and in this case size does matter!) you can remedy this issue easily – train for the bedroom!  Not every ‘gym athlete’ is training for an event or competition, many are simply training for day to day life which includes a lot of time spent in the bedroom!

Why not live a full rich existence which includes a healthy and enjoyable intimacy with the one you love? If you are not exercising and eating right you are not only limiting your own happiness, you are limiting it for your loved ones as well – which is really pretty selfish when you think about it.

Upgrade Your Meals–Recipe eBook

I really need your help on this one guys…I’m putting together an eBook filled with healthy recipes – but I really need your suggestions – and I thank you in advance because your favorites are probably other people’s as well and this way lots of people can benefit from this eBook! So…what you would like to see in it?

You can leave me a comment below with your favorite dishes or food type and I’ll upgrade it to a healthier version, or if you just want to know how to prepare an already healthy dish, let me know that too and I’ll pick the most popular ones to include!

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Here’s a typical dinner for me, Turkey Burger Patties with Brown Rice and Asparagus –>>

I’ll be including recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as snacks.


Chips, Dips and Tips that are nicer to your hips…


My tips for a delicious and healthier Cinco de Mayo…

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  • Buy Baked Tortilla Chips instead of fried – available at Trader Joe’s and major grocery chains.
  • Make fresh Salsa instead of store bought, you get less sodium more vitamins.
  • Use small plates and put your chips and dips on a plate instead of grazing from large bowls.

Being Fat Sucks

Alright so here’s the deal – I grew up skinny… and I fought most of my adult life to put on weight and muscle and keep it on.  Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking “Oh, poor Migs, no matter how much he tries; he just can’t manage to gain any weight – that must really suck… I feel so sorry for him!” Hey, let me tell you something – being a boy and being thin DOES suck!

But you know what?  NOTHING I’ve ever been through (and as a Marine, trust me I’ve been through a lot!) seems to even come close to the pain and suffering people go through when they are overweight. The hope of improving my client’s quality of life and my passion for helping them with their transformations has driven me to become not just a personal trainer but a weight loss specialist – and well, a pretty darn good one. fat sux

Is Your Why Big Enough?

Hanging out with my dad is always such an inspiration, we don’t sit and talk too often – but when we do its awesome! Discussing motivation the other night, my dad stopped me dead in my tracks with this little gem….I had to record him explaining it so I could share it with you.

Thousand Oaks Boot Camp Personal Trainer asks Is Your Why Big Enough?

This is the single most important question you need to ask yourself if you want to change life or your health and fitness…

Marine Miguel’s Double-Pump Countdown Workout

This awesome workout I put together this morning will get your heart rate up fast! Max cardio and max fat burn in minimum time…

Even the “King of the Pump” – would be proud. Winking smile

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar!

If you haven’t heard already, you need to know more about sugar. It’s in almost everything you eat, and some doctors go so far as to call sugar a toxin. The average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year, much of which is in your beverages! Sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from obesity & heart disease to cancer.


Marine Miguel’s Cardio & Core Workout

This Cardio & Core Workout will have you sweating up a storm (don’t worry you won’t drown) and burning tons of calories and fat!

It consists of cardio (treadmill) and core (stability ball) sets repeated 3 times. I added a bonus round for those of you at a more advanced fitness level.

Print the workout here and watch me demonstrate in the video below…

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